The Coen Brothers Collection 2010
Boxset of 7 feature films directed by the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan. Featuring A SERIOUS MAN, BURN AFTER READING, INTOLERABLE CRUELTY, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, THE HUDSUCKER PROXY, BARTON FINK and BLOOD SIMPLE.
A SERIOUS MAN A period black comedy set in 1967 concerning a Midwestern physics professor whose staid and stable life slowly begins to unravel after his wife announces that she's leaving him.
BURN AFTER READING is ostensibly structured and propelled by a spy-thriller plotline involving a classified CD lost by a disgraced CIA spook and found by two simple gym employees. The CIA superior who learns of the film's events (always second-hand and sometimes along with the viewer) doesn't know what to make of it, and why would he?
INTOLERABLE CRUELTY - Miles Massey is a top divorce attorney who is hired to represent Rex Rexroth, a wealthy businessman against Marilyn, his gold-digging wife. Miles becomes attracted to Marilyn but manages to win the case. Now Marilyn is out for revenge...
THE BIG LEBOWSKI Jeff Bridges plays Jeff Lebowski, known as the Dude, a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money--resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiralling into the Los Angeles underworld.
THE HUDSUCKER PROXY In an effort to devalue a successful company's stock to allow the Board to acquire a controlling interest, a scheming Vice-President promotes a mail clerk to the post of Chairman. But the mail clerk hits on a brilliant rescue plan.
BARTON FINK A scriptwriter who becomes famous on Broadway is hired to write a wrestling movie, but he develops writer's block and has to enlist the help of friends...
BLOOD SIMPLE After discovering that his wife is having an affair, a jealous bar-owner decides to hire an assassin to have her killed. However, the assassin decides to commit the 'perfect crime' and kills the executive instead...